The Warrior Ledger

Why students recite the pledge

Why students recite the pledge

Calle Hansen, A & E Editor

May 15, 2018


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Every morning at the end of the announcements, students are asked to stand for the pledge. However, not every student recites it or stands up. For some, this is disrespectful, but to others it is their right. Cornell Law School says “The most basic component of freedom of expression is the right...

Trump lifts the trophy ban

Trump lifts the trophy ban

Isabella Ashton, News Editor

May 15, 2018


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On March 1st, the Federal Fish and Wildlife Services announced that the US will allow hunters to import big-game trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Before, the agency would evaluate the import of trophies on a nation by nation basis. The nation had to prove that tr...

Tide Pod challenge goes viral

Tide Pod challenge goes viral

Pearl Ashton, Editor-In-Chief

May 15, 2018


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Poison control centers have received over 50,000 calls about laundry packets over the past five years, the majority of those accidents involved children younger than five years old. But according to the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC), 13-19 year olds have been responsible for more than 130 initial exposures since 2016, and over 90 calls have been made about teenagers ingesting Tide Pods in just the past few weeks.

HOPE Week wraps up year

HOPE Week wraps up year

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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Charity Week has come and gone along with this years Christmas music, Spirit Week ended with a roaring victory by the seniors, now the quiet halls give way to Taylorsville High Schools’ HOPE Squad. Run by said HOPE Squad, Hope week will be held April 23 through the 27 and will be dedicated to bringi...

Crowdfunding implications

Crowdfunding implications

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

May 15, 2018


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Go Fund Me-- they can be found all over social media for various reasons. However, there’s many implications and scandals that have accompanied this type of crowdfunding. The most common issue people have with crowdfunding is the possibility that it may be a scam, and the story listed could be made ...

Opioids in the United States reach epidemic proportions

Alexa Blaise Chandler, Photo & Art Editor

May 15, 2018


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Opioid prescriptions were doled out like candy during the late 1990s by pharmaceutical companies who assured that this all natural pain reliever was not highly addictive, unlike forms of morphine and codeine.  The medical community began prescribing opioids for everything from debilitating chronic illne...

How to become a pilot in high school

How to become a pilot in high school

Canyen Manchego, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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The first thing you need to know about becoming a pilot is that it will not be easy. Nothing is going to be handed to you, it is going to take a lot of dedication and hard work in order to secure your spot on an airline or corporate company. There is some good news, however, for those who are willing to up...

Gun control in America vs. the rest of the world

Gun control in America vs. the rest of the world

Audrey Helm, News editor

December 11, 2017


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America has 4.4% of the world’s population and half of the world’s guns. America has staggeringly high rates of gun violence, especially when compared to other developed countries. In comparison to its developed peers, America has astonishingly lenient gun laws.  There are laws that have been en...

South Korean students visit Taylorsville High

South Korean students visit Taylorsville High

Payton Wright, Editor in-Chief

December 11, 2017


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 For one who has not traveled often, imagining other parts of the world and their cultures is, for lack of better words, hard. Every place you go just feels like a larger part of Utah, and each person you meet is simply just another person.   I had lived almost eighteen years in this sheltered bubble ...

Can saffron replace your everyday antidepressant?

Can saffron replace your everyday antidepressant?

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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According to Mental Health America, 1 in 5 adults in the United States will develop depression in their lifetime, approximately 40 million people. Because of this, the mental disorder is quickly becoming known as “the common cold” of mental illness. The way this illness is treated and understood has c...

Puppy Barn under fire over diseased pups

Puppy Barn under fire over diseased pups

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

November 27, 2017


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The Puppy Barn is a popular attraction for high school dates and famous among those with a Twitter. Utahvalley.com describes it as, “Get your puppy cuddles on at the Puppy Barn! Play with lots of different kinds of puppies from big to small! It is a free activity that is fun for families, groups, or...

Dreamers, people who want to stay

Dreamers, people who want to stay

Bryan Banuelos, Spanish Editor

November 27, 2017


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Over 800 thousand undocumented people live their daily lives under the shelter of the DACA program. This September 5, 2017, President Trump announced the plan that would put an end to DACA (short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that grants a status of amnesty to over 800,000 d...

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